Winchin’ tips

1. Check the landing (depth, obstructions, and distance)

2. When scouting, observe local traffic for timing (don’t rush something risky)

3. Keep an eye on gas and oil

4. Be respectful when approached by authority, give the sport a positive name

5. Pack it in, pack it out

6. Secure the winch (better safe than sorry)

7. Every crew member needs to serve a purpose

8. Prepare for delays

9. Allow distance from landing or stopping point to winch